[rescue] PA-RISC/Itanium system?

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Tue Sep 17 11:11:39 CDT 2013

I think graphics support has to do with the age of your media kit.  11i v3 and later revisions of 11i v2 drop workstation support.

On the other end, if your 11i v1/v2 kit is too old, it won't have fglrx support.

Take ask off this with a grain of salt, I've never had an hpux box with graphics

Mark Benson <md.benson at gmail.com> wrote:

>The zx6000 is a classic example of exactly what I mean. While they'll work okay as a server with modern vetsions of HP-UX, there is only 1 or 2 specific distributions of HP-UX that support the graphics hardware (in my case a ATi FireGL card). If you don't get the actual zx6000 HP-UX distribution you have little chance of getting can X desktop unless you seap the graphics card for a better supported one. I adnit I haven't tried it on my zx6000 since I put the Radeon 7000 PCI card in it.
>Long and short is if you buy a zx6000 HP-UX workstation it either needs to be running HP-UX from it's original install already, or it needs the original install media with it if you want the graphics to work. If you aren't bothered about graphics then it's not so bad, you just need a serial terminal to hand. It seems at odds on such a powerful machine though.
>The zx2000/zx6000 series is a weird beast that HP only sold briefly due to poor sales. It was also only supporyed briefly too before it was dropped. They come up cheap for a reason.
>There's nothing wrong with the hardware mind you. Excellent machine but like anf Itanium it eats Watts for breakfast and hammers out hot air.
>Andrew Jones <andrew at jones.ec> wrote:
>>HP ZX6000s show up on ebay constantly, and they're relatively 
>>inexpensive.  They were often shipped running HP-UX, so I'm not sure 
>>what you mean by "poorly supported"
>>They're also rackmountable.
>>On 09/17/2013 08:22 AM, Mark Benson wrote:
>>> I would recommend choosing carefully with HP Itanium boxes as some,
>>> especially the more common workstations, are poorly supported in
>>> HP-UX.
>>> I never got my head around HP-UX. Some aspects of it make IBM AIX
>>> look like a fuzzy blanket in comparison.
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>Mark Benson
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